Until I was around 30, I had a nervous feeling in my stomach every time I held out my ID to very legally buy alcoholic beverages, and it was because people always told me that I looked much younger than my age. So it makes a lot of sense to me why I’m drawn to the romantic suspense genre, where nervous feelings are reserved for the most serious things, like having someone pull a gun on you, or performing a heroic rescue, or solving a case (or falling in love).
Katie Reus is a romantic suspense author I’d love to read more of. Her book Covert Games, which released on 01/22, really hit the spot for me. Smart, intense suspense that’s big on action but also big on those HEA feelings, Covert Games had me enthralled from the first page to the last.
Leighton and the rest of his Redemption Harbor Consulting crew want to take down major criminal Alexei Kuznetsov’s human trafficking operation, which is suspected of working out of a hotel managed by Luciana Carreras, Alexei’s niece. Leighton will do anything to rescue the victims, even if he’s not sure whether or not Lucy is involved in the trafficking operation or not…
But Lucy is not who or what Leighton expected. *puts finger on chin in classic contemplative pose.* How could the insane attraction between Leighton and Lucy possibly make the rescue more complicated?
Covert Games is a bold, gorgeous story about heroes and heroines, resourcefulness, and two beautiful people who fall in love. And it’s highly recommended, whether you’re an intrepid someone…or someone who’s brave solely when it comes to getting haircuts and reading romantic suspense.
**I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley, but all opinions provided are my own.
About the Author
When my toddler and infant sleep--or are otherwise engaged--I write, read, and eat lots of chocolate.